Sometimes you will want to add widgets to your mashup application but not display them on the page. For example, perhaps you need to convert Celsius to Fahrenheit in a data string, or you need to transform some data using the Data Editor
, or Regular Expression
widgets. You will need to add those widgets to your page, but you probably do not want them to display in view mode. In this case, you can easily hide the widgets in the hidden widgets corral.
The hidden widgets corral is an area on a page for placing widgets that you want to be available for other widgets on the page but do not want to display in the mashup application. Typically, the hidden widgets corral contains nonvisual widgets that are used to provide or modify content.
To hide the widget, open the display menu at the top, right corner of the widget that you want to hide and click Hide
. At that point, the widget disappears on the page. You can also drag widgets directly from the palette and drop them onto the Hidden Content
icon, located on the right side of the palette.
Parent topic: Working with widgets